NMPA and NSAI bosses criticise Apple Music over CRB filings
Remember when Apple Music was the good guy in the controversies around the US Copyright Royalty Board's rate-setting process for streaming mechanicals?
October 26, 2021
Copyright Royalty Board publishes Phonorecords IV filings
Publishing body the NMPA strongly criticised the proposals of the DSPs, but the actual filings weren't public yet. Now they are. Well, sort of.
October 22, 2021
NMPA and streaming services prepare for battle over CRB rates
This week, streaming services and US body the NMPA have filed their proposals for how the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) should set publishing rates for on-demand audio streams in the US from 2023 to 2027.
October 15, 2021
Soundstripe wants to help Twitch streamers avoid takedowns
'Twitch Pro' has more features: custom playlists, which can be shuffled while streaming, as well as curated playlists from Soundstripe's music team.
October 1, 2021
NMPA and Roblox reach a deal to dismiss $200m lawsuit
To co-opt the old adage about buses... you wait ages for a rancorous music publishing / tech dispute to be put to rest with an agreement that isn't a licensing deal in itself, but paves the way for such deals... then two...
September 27, 2021
Twitch and NMPA cease hostilities and pave way for licensing
The US NMPA and Twitch have reached an agreement, but it's not the platform-wide licensing deal that might have been expected.
September 22, 2021
NMPA boss defends major publishers against Hipgnosis criticism
One of the most sensitive talking points at the UK's recent music-streaming economics inquiry was publishing royalties. Specifically whether publishing should get a bigger share of the streaming pie.
September 10, 2021
Roblox says it is ‘surprised and disappointed’ by NMPA lawsuit
This morning, we reported on the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) lawsuit against games platform Roblox, on behalf of several of its members. Now the company has issued its response, in a statement sent to Music...
June 10, 2021
NMPA sues Roblox in $200m copyright infringement lawsuit
Games platform Roblox has enjoyed plenty of positive headlines for its push into music in partnership with labels and artists, but now the company is facing a battle with music publishers over licensing. Yesterday, the US...
June 10, 2021
NMPA boss steps up Twitch criticism with op-ed article
Check your watches! We appear to have reached the traditional ‘op-ed in Billboard’ stage of the NMPA’s licensing battle with Twitch. In it, David Israelite takes aim at the livestreaming service’s...
December 3, 2020
US music bodies step up their campaign against Twitch
A group of US music industry bodies are pressing on with their campaign over Twitch licensing. The group, including the RIAA, Artist Rights Alliance, Music Managers Forum US, NMPA, Recording Academy and SoundExchange, have...
October 28, 2020
The bigger picture around Twitch, music licensing, and industry criticism
When we reported on the launch of Soundtrack by Twitch earlier this week, we had a sneaking suspicion that we’d be hearing from the publishing sector – and US representative body the NMPA’s boss David Israelite – sooner...
October 2, 2020